Are you looking to start getting dreadlocks? Or maybe you have had dreads for a while and want to style them differently. If you find yourself in one of these categories, then read onto learn more about deadlock styles!
Preparing Your Dreadlocks To Be Styled
Of course, to get started, you’ll need to have your locks already. If you are interested in making your locks yourself, then consider using this curriculum on how to use crochet needle for dreads. But even then, some preparation is required to ensure your hair is ready for styling. If your hair and scalp are not taken care of properly, your style may not turn out how you would like it.
Depending on the style, you may want to use certain products and avoid others. For example, opt for moisturizers and oils while avoiding waxes or gels. Waxes and gels may build up and get matted in your hair. When dealing with dreadlocks, you want to use light products, not heavy ones such as waxes and gels.
You still need to use products to keep your hairstyle looking right and avoid dandruff. However, you should remember to be careful of using too much product that will weigh your hair down.
Style 1: The Bun on Top
“Bun on top” is one of the most popular styles for women with dreads.
To do this style, put your hair into a high ponytail and then use an elastic hair tie to secure it. Then you will need to wrap your dreads around the ponytail to create the bun.
This is an easy, quick, and popular style to do.
Style 2: The Bohemian Bun
Another style you will often see people with is the “bohemian bun”.
To make the bohemian bun, you will want to part your hair in the middle of the top of your temple and then grab two or three locks on both sides of the split. Then lay them on the front of each side. Then you will center and pull the rest of your dreads into a ponytail.
Then take the ends of the ponytail and tuck them up and under the rest of the ponytail. Then you will need to secure the ends of the hair so you can create an elongated bun.
Style 3: The Wrap & Go
The “wrap & go” is another fairly effortless style you can make in minutes.
To do this, you will need to pull back your hair and secure it at the nape of your neck. It would help if you wrapped the ends around to form a loose bun. However, you will need to use hairpins to keep them in place. Then, you should pull two strands out so they can hang loose next to your face and frame it.
Style 4: Simply Keeping it Down
Maybe you do not want to do a crazy style and want to lay your dreadlocks down flat. Thankfully, you can still do this and look gorgeous!
A great way to keep your hair down is to part it down the middle, then pick a side to hang down and free, and one side you want to be pinned behind your ear. Pull your hair to the side of your choice behind your ear and fasten it securely with hairpins. Let the other side hang free.
You’re all done!
Style 5: A Simple Ponytail
A simple and cute way to keep your hair out of your face is to simply put it in a ponytail. This method is simple, takes seconds, and you’ll look great. Just don’t tie it off too tightly to avoid hair breakage.
Styling Your Dreads Doesn’t Need To Be Hard
Some people look at dreads and think they are complicated and hard to style, but this doesn’t need to be the case. If you prepare well and use these simple tips, you will look great without spending hours in front of the mirror.